The Royal Enfield (RE) has unveiled its much awaited Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its 2017 Rider Mania fest. Earlier, the two motorcycles were unveiled at the EICMA-2017 motorcycle show in Italy's Milan on November 7 which EeYuva has already reported about the launch.
Here we present you 5 must-know facts about RE's 650cc Twin Engine Bikes.
1. Debut Parallel Twin Engine
Both the motorcycles are powered by all-new 650cc, air-cooled parallel twin engine with oil cooler for enhanced performance. The fuel injected motor claims to deliver 47PS of power at 7,100rpm and a peak torque of 52Nm at 4,000rpm. The engines have a strong low and mid-range performance, retaining the Royal Enfield character of accessible torque through the rev range.
2. New Six-Speed Gearbox
These RE bikes come with six-speed gearbox especially developed for this motorcycles. The gearbox is augmented by its 'slip/assist' clutch that facilitates easy riding in traffic with a light feel and prevents wheel-hop when downshifting gears which is a first of its kind for Royal Enfield.
3. Tough Built Chassis
The chassis has been developed by the team of engineers from Royal Enfield's UK Technology Centre and Harris Performance. It has been engineered and fine-tuned for enhanced agility that can handle different terrains and speeds with ease while retaining the period classic style.
4. Signature Design
The Interceptor INT 650 ushers in the idea of the 1960's fun, relaxed motorcycles from the sun-drenched California beaches. With its classic tear-drop shaped fuel-tank, quilted twin-seat and distinctive wide braced handlebars, the Interceptor INT 650 looks every bit the stunning Roadster that it is.
While the Continental GT 650 is a cafe-racer and looks almost identical to the existing Continental GT 535 as it retains the same headlamp, fuel tank and many other elements from its sibling. The rear has gone through some changes along with a new dual side exhaust muffler. The motorcycle is equipped with classic 18-inch front and rear Pirelli tyres and twin shock absorbers along with front and rear disc brakes with ABS.
5. Colour And Custom Option
Both the Continental GT 650 and the Interceptor INT 650 will be available in the variety of colours and two distinct styles - Standard and Retro Custom. A total of 11 options have been developed with the objective of appealing to the discerning heritage seeking rider, just as much as the modern rider seeking a classic motorcycle.
While the Standard range of colours takes inspiration from the motorcycles of the 50's and 60's, the Retro Custom range is a bolder version of graphics and colours. The stunning Interceptor INT 650 in Orange Crush and Glitter & Dust and the Continental GT 650 in Ice Queen and Mr Clean were displayed at Rider Mania.
Speaking after unveiling the new motorcycles, Siddharth Lal, Royal Enfield CEO and MD, said "Both the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650 will be very accessible motorcycles in India in terms of both pricing and maintenance. The new motorcycles will be available in the showrooms by March or April. Without announcing the prices of the new motorcycles, Lal hinted that it would be priced between Rs 3 lakh and 3.5 lakh."
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